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Jim Smith captains Cavan to Sam.

Smith gets Ulster’s first

Having foiled Kerry’s quest for a five-in-a-row in the semi-final, Cavan faced Galway in the final. On a rainy day a record crowd of 45,000 gathered for the first Ulster-Connacht final with another 5,000 locked outside. Captain Jim Smith (who won 13 Ulster senior titles in his 17-year career) scored direct from a 50 as the Breffni men won Ulster’s first All-Ireland, 2-5 to 1-4.